Why We Do This: LVAD_one 2009 Days +

“So yes, we engage hope and strive to do our best, but our vision for this patient’s future is sometimes less than vibrant- for the reasons stated above.  Many of us have become LVAD pessimists.” 2009 days x 24 hours x 60 minutes = 2,892,960 minutes of life support… Editor’s Note: I think there is a tendency […]

Why We Do This: [ 9 ] Diving With Dolphins

Editor’s Note: This is a a video of people that choose to live and interact. One of the many reasons that we as perfusionists do what we do- preserve and commit to lives we may not be familiar with- but lives that are to be cherished. Thanks for all you do 🙂 My best friend’s daughter- […]

Perfusion Turkey: A Collage from Kosuyolu Hospital, Istanbul.

A Perfusion Conference, Turkey Editor’s Note: I was on FB and got a message from Mehmet Çetintaş, a Turkish perfusionist that I have seen online for quite awhile.  He asked me to post some pictures he took of his life as a perfusionist in Istanbul Turkey. By his count they perform (or have performed) : 142 […]

Perfusion Life: Our Similarities in Malaysia …

Click on image above to visit Malaysian Pefrusion Group FB page… Editor’s Note: I was surfing some Perfusion FB groups, and I came upon the pictures below and a post from a Malaysian perfusionist. The FB perfusion group is named Malaysian Perfusionist, and it has 95 members. It is another example of how similar our […]

Perfusion Life: Why We Do This [ 7 ] The Pets…

Editor’s Note: I’s Sunday morning!  And if you are tying it all back to a perfusion related topic- if you please- revisit the title:  “Why We Do This“.  Enough physics, physiology, selfless dedication, profound concepts, and what not-  today it’s back to basics, and a reminder of what drives us to become better at what […]

Perfusion Life: Why We Do This [ 6 ]

An Inspiring Duet 🙂 Editor’s Note: Chilling out on a Saturday evening.  And if you are tying it all back to a perfusion related topic- if you please- revisit the title:  “Why We Do This“.  Enough physics, physiology, selfless dedication, profound concepts, and what not-  today it’s back to basics, and a reminder of what […]

Perfusion Life: Why We Do This [ 5 ]

It’s Just a Box Right ? Editor’s Note: Well, after a disturbing weekend I find myself in the groove again.  Knocked out a quick AVR with friends Dianne, Jack, Collin, Nikki, & Kristina- and two really talented heart surgeons (they are kinda friends as well). So I get home, and of course it IS getting […]

Perfusion Life: Why We Do This [ 4 ]

My best friend’s kids…  They are an amazing expression. Editor’s Note: Everybody has a best friend.  Someone we care about now, or was that person as you learned how to ride a bike with (or at least how to kinduv  fall off from one), chased careless cloud dreams with, walked all the away across town […]

Perfusion Life: Why We do This [ 3 ]

Editor’s Note: I think it’s important to recognize one of the things we try to preserve the most when placing patients on bypass:  Cognition. Not just a coherent thought process- rather to retain within the individual- that what makes them so unique- the ability to think creatively, and enunciate to the world- their own UNIQUE […]